Booker T. Washington Vs. Dubois

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Now, here in the South, we are happy to have celebrated our freedom for more than 30 years, however, many feel like there is still a lot of work to be done. Our hearts are overjoyed to have two amazing black men fighting for our well being, although it 's been said one is fighting more than the other. We have a born slave from Virginia Booker T. Washington and W.E.B DuBois from Massachusetts. Both men seem highly intelligent and full of hope for black people, sadly their ideas differ slightly leaving us torn between the two. Washington is all about education and entrepreneurship with no problems with segregation. DuBois is all about equal rights for all no matter what the color of a man 's skin is. DuBois also believes there should be no …show more content…
Washington is tolerating blacks being separated from whites since he is in agreeance with such actions. DuBois sees this is wrong and makes it known through protests even if they do turn violent, unfortunately, this is the only way our voices will actually be heard. Washington wants African Americans to continue to get the same treatment as we did before the Civil War just sit back and take no action. This can no longer be accepted we must rise up and fight for righteousness, for all of the things we believe in and what we believe in is justice and equality. They say DuBois is a radical then so be it, we will be radicals with him and fight, maybe we think Washington doesn 't prove to be what you people think he is. Blacks require more than just education, blacks need higher education, we want the education the whites are getting. African Americans don 't segregate themselves white people are creating the division between us and them. It 's been a long road and I feel our hope and promise lies with a fresher mind like …show more content…
I can get an education all day, but if I 'm not able to be enhanced or put in the right setting around a group of people striving and eligible to get the same chances and opportunities than I will in the same situation as before. My brothers have fought in the Civil War and came back home in the same general standing as before and you know why that is? It 's because we have people like Washington with this terrible idealism to just work yourself to death and keep quiet and ignore the mistreatment they have dealt us. Moreover, where 's the respect they give the whites for their involvement in the war? I bet you every dollar I have, they have a way better life than me and my family have. Unfairness will plague our African American community if you stand behind a black man who is comfortable with suspending our eagerness to advance our society to the next level . A black man who his self doesn 't want equal rights as a white man or any other race to me can not be

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